Curriculum

Most updated Regulations and syllabus: https://www.socsc.hku.hk/fw/teaching-learning/taught-postgraduate/academic-matters/ Timetable: https://sociology.hku.hk/courses/ 

Candidates are required to complete a total of 10 courses: four compulsory core courses, four (out of eight) elective courses, and two courses covering a capstone project.


The core courses are Theories of Media, Culture and Creative Cities; Research Methods of Media, Culture and Creative Cities; Globalization and the Cultural Mosaic: An Asian Perspective; and Critical Issues in Media, Culture and Creative Cities. Each of these courses aim to combine theory and practice (in different degrees), and provide students with a fundamental grounding in the core theories and practical skills used in understanding and researching media, culture and, creative cities, in the local context with a sensitivity to global parameters.
The elective courses come from three different clusters. These clusters are not exhaustive, but offer a coherent picture of studying media, culture, and creative cites with specific relevance to local concerns. They are Media, Popular Culture and Creative Industries; Culture, Identity and Everyday Life; and Creative Cities, Cultural Policies and Management.

The Capstone Project (equivalent to a dissertation, which is counted as two courses) aims at training students to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills they have learnt through the programme by conducting a research project in close collaboration with community partners in the field of media, culture, and creative cities. Students can work individually or in groups, depending on the nature and scale of the project. 

Curriculum
Core Courses SOCI7005 Theories of Media, Culture and Creative Cities
SOCI7006 Research Methods in Media, Culture and Creative Cities
SOCI7007 Globalization and the Cultural Mosaic: An Asian Perspective
SOCI7008 Critical Issues of Media, Culture and Creative Cities
Elective Courses SOCI8011 Media and Crime
SOCI8023 Media and popular culture in East Asian cities
SOCI8024 Digital media, moralities and cultures
SOCI8025 Consumer Cultures and Everyday Life
SOCI8026 Self-identity and Late-modern Society
SOCI8027 Body, Intimacy and Sexuality
SOCI8028 Cultural Policies and Global Cities
SOCI8029 Creative Industries and Creative Cities
SOCI8031  Special topics in media, culture and creative cities
Capstone SOCI8030 Capstone Project

All courses are offered on both full-time and part-time basis. Classes are conducted during evenings and occasional weekends.

There are no prerequisites of all compulsory or elective courses. Not all the courses listed will necessarily be offered every year. While we try to ensure as broad a course offering to students as possible, courses offered each year do vary based on availability of teaching staff, departmental resources and student demand. In exceptional instances, it may be necessary to cancel a course at short notice because of insufficient student enrolment or other resource issues.

 

Programme Structure

MSocSc(MCCC) offers both full-time and part-time modes.

  • Full Time (usually one year, with classes on evenings and occasionally weekends)

Four compulsory courses, four elective courses and the capstone project (equivalent to a dissertation, which is counted as 2 courses)

  • Part Time (usually two years, with classes on evenings and occasionally weekends)

Year 1: Four compulsory courses

Year 2: Four elective courses and the capstone project (equivalent to a dissertation, which is counted as 2 courses)

 

Duration of Study

The programme shall extend over not less than one and not more than two academic years of full-time study or not less than two and not more than four academic years of part-time study, inclusive of intervening vacations

 

Fees

For study commencing in academic year 2020/21, the programme tuition fee is HK$130,000. Payments are split into two instalments over one year (full-time study), or four instalments over two years (part-time study).